Yorkshire has 'some of the luckiest postcodes in the UK'
393 Doncastrians have scooped prizes of over £50k including 38 who have become instant millionaires.
The town whose winners include Wally Jinks and Alan Stringer who won £2 million in the Lotto in July 2010, came just ahead of the Wakefield postcode, which is the second luckiest spot boasting 26 millionaires and the city of steel, Sheffield which came in third.
Congratulations to the people of Yorkshire. There have been many winners in the region and nationally it has some of the luckiest postcodes in the UK."
This was Richard Griffiths and his wife Lara celebrating thier £1.8 million win back in 2005. At the time Richard was a wannabe rock star, who had always dreamed of hitting the big time. He planned to use the money to try to top the music charts.
More than 100 projects and good causes across Yorkshire and the Humber have been awarded a share of £1 million in the latest round of lottery funding.
In total, 120 projects in the region have shared the money from the Big Lottery Fund's (Big) Awards For All scheme. They are among 796 projects across the country which will share a total of £6,327,183.
In Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, the Halifax Wheelchair Tag Rugby League Club was awarded £8,000 to establish a wheelchair cheerleading group. The group will give local young disabled people the chance to get involved in a fun, new activity and they will perform at the rugby team's games.
For one couple from Leeds dreams do actually come true. Lesley and Robin Palmer have just scooped £2 million on the National Lottery. And the night before Lesley was already making plans to spend the money. Yunus Mulla reports.